First Warning Forecast | Yesterday’s Rain Leaves Us Vulnerable

Scattered showers set to continue sporadically over saturated ground.
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 9:02 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2020 at 8:38 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The past several weeks have been marked by heat-wave temperatures and not a lot of widespread rain (which itself had been different from the first-half of the year). Just one day made a lot of difference though, as Thursday’s downpours put 1″- 2″ of rain across much of the region, with 3″- 4″ in various pockets, triggering Flash Flood Warnings. That leaves quite a low hurdle for future flooding to trigger for today, but we also will be tracking fewer showers. Nevertheless we have to respect this water-logged tropical air that can turn any downpour into a spot flooding situation, so still be vigilant out on the roadways and by the creeks. The heat is no longer part of the conversation, as we’re set to stay in the 70s and 80s right through the weekend.

On Saturday we’ll see another pulse of rain coming at us, associated with a low-pressure system that will be missing us to the north and west. Our Ohio counties look to get hit the best with this swipe of rain, but even then there will be plenty of rain-free lulls in the day. Highs will stay in the 80s, and lows dropping to the upper 60s Sunday morning. Sunday itself will see more times of sunshine work in, but we can’t guarantee any day as ‘rain free’ for now, as we will remain in this very humid zone that will kick up a shower here and there.

Next week still looks a little unsettled, with room for sunshine each day, but these small ripple type storm systems sneaking through the period bringing another round of rain and/or rumbles. We’ll also be tracking the path of Hurricane Isaias as it makes its way toward the East Coast. It will stay to our east, but it can certainly add an extra influence to our weather locally.

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